Spectacular Subdivision was an exhibition curated by Jay Lizo and organized between High Desert Test Sites, Monte Vista Projects, and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. The exhibition invited artists to reflect on questions of housing and real estate in the aftermath of the 2008 housing market crisis. What does housing mean to artists in relation to their practice? How has the mortgage meltdown affected artists? How have forms of domesticity and shelter shaped artists’ practices?
Wood, MDF and acrylic paint